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State of the University address delivered at Mizzou

University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley delivered the State of the University address Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Union.

Foley brought up the need for change on campus with the start of the new year.

On the recent unrest on campus, he said, “Many of these events that were unfolding in the public eye were exacerbated.”

Foley compared the months of escalation to organisms that have to adapt to their ever-changing environment.

“I think MU is in a period of adaptation and we must adapt quickly. The University hasn’t kept with a swift change,” said Foley.

“We need to be fully inclusive. I am speaking about the expectations of all students. Students want personal involvement of staff.”

Foley said leaders want to make the Mizzou experience better for all groups, and said the university relies the most on student tuition along with state funding.

“When students pay more, they expect more,” said Foley.

When speaking on the university’s standing with Missouri legislators, he said, “we must repair this breach with the general assembly, we must make amends.”

Graduate student issues also came up during Foley’s address. He said the graduate stipend will rise $3,000 on July 1 to $15,000.

He also talked about the university adding to the MUPD force and increase

ABC 17 News will have complete coverage of Foley’s address starting on ABC 17 News at 5:00.

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